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# Surname First Name Ship Date Place Source
114737 Davenport John - 1829 19 September Newcastle SG
  Subscription for the family of the late Arnold Fisk
181555 Davenport John - 21 November 1825 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
  John Shea and Joseph Donnolly, servants at the General Hospital and John Davenport, watchman at the General Hospital, charged with a robbery at the hospital. The overseer of the hospital states....On Sunday night last or early on Monday morning the lock of the door of the Store Room at the hospital was picked by which an entry was effected into the room and a number of blankets and wearing apparel belonging to the patients were carried off. I had locked the door on Sunday evening about 1/2 past 7 and on the following morning about nine oclock on attempting to unlock the door I could not succeed. The lock being materially injured previously. The door was afterwards opened and the extent of the robbery discovered. Davenport goes on duty as watchman at sunset and quits at day break. A few of the articles stolen have since been recovered. The Chief Constable states - I examined the store room of the hospital after the robbery had been discovered. It appeared to me that those concerned in it must have been well acquainted with everything about the place. I do not think it could have been effected by strangers. I found some of the paling of the hospital fence pulled down, large enough to admit a man to pass and some distance beyond in the sand part of the stolen property on Monday morning was found. John Davenport the watchman sates - On Sunday evening I was on duty as usual about 8 oclock Donnolly went towards the womans hospital as he passed me he asked for my stick. Shortly after Shea appeared. I asked him where he was going. He said for some coals. Shea passed me two or three times. Once after he had passed I heard him speak to someone behind the paling. I am sure it was Donnolly he was speaking to. I called to Shea and enquired who he spoke to. He replied no one. I asked where is Donnolly. Shea replied - at the womans hospital. When Shea passed me the third time, he called Alls Well. I asked him why he called. He replied it was time. It is not usual to anyone to call the hour at the hospital. I did not see any other persons about the hospital except Donnolly and Shea. When I heard of the robbery in the morning I suspected they were the perpetrators. Donnolly and Shea deny in general terms any knowledge of the robbery and account for the reason their going to the womans hospital. There not being sufficient proof against the accused being concerned in the robbery, they are discharged though strong suspicion attaches to them.
182413 Davenport John - 22 February 1827 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825, 1826-1827 (Ancestry)
  William Holdsworth, cook at the General Hospital charged with purloining sugar from the general hospital. John Davenport states - I am night watch man at the general hospital. About a fortnight ago I was informed that the prisoner was in the habit of purloining sugar from the hospital, in consequence of which I watched him. Last Thursday night I saw him take away about two pounds and a half. I reported it to the overseer. Robert Cussan, states - I am overseer at the general hospital. A few days since the last witness informed me he suspected that the prisoner was in the habit of purloining the sugar entrusted to his care. I had a watch upon him. This morning the watch man informed me if I would examine the shelf in the kitchen, I should find sugar there. I did so and found the two parcels of sugar now before the Court. The prisoner is the hospital cook. The sugar for breakfast had not been delivered to him at the time. The prisoner receives sugar for the patients twice a day. I have been told by the watchman that the prisoner had taken away sugar twice during this week. The prisoner in his defence states that he got the sugar found on the shelf from Barbara Beckett but on a comparison of it with some produced from her house it appeared of a different quality. William Holdsworth sentenced to 50 lashes
63924 Davenport John Ocean 1823 1829 3 March Newcastle SG
  Obtained ticket of leave
182009 Davenport John Ocean 1823 31 July 1826 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825, 1826-1827 (Ancestry)
  John Davenport per ship Ocean, in government service, charged with drunkenness and neglect of work. Henry Kenny (Canny), overseer at the General Hospital sworn - The prisoner is night watchman at the hospital. On Friday afternoon about five o clock he returned to the hospital so drunk as to be unfit to go on duty. He had been away from three oclock. It was his duty to go on watch at five o clock. I had given him leave of absence for a short time. The prisoner admits having been drunk and throws himself on the mercy of the court. John Davenport sentenced to 25 lashes
63932 Davenport (Devonport) Constable John - 1829 23 April Newcastle SG
  T/L holder. Appointed constable in room of constable Miffen